Goodbye, Eternally Yours

The end has come.

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This post has been a long time coming.  The bad news is: Eternally Yours is ending.  The good news is: it’s only ending as a blog.  I just don’t have the story in me anymore.  I don’t want to pay for photo-hosting.  I don’t want to deal with enormous upload times.  I don’t want to spend my whole week plotting out where the story is going and how it will get there.  I’m just over the writing part.

That said, I’m still playing the save like never before and I just love where Violet’s life is going.  I’m still going to post updates about her on my Facebook so feel free to add me over there.  Of course all this happened right after I got Realm of Magic and Vi finally became a witch again but whatever…none of that matters.

There will be one final Eternally Yours post here to catch us up on what’s happened since I last updated the story, then everything is moving over to Facebook where it’s just a million and a half times easier to post pictures.  I’ll do my best to make those posts public in case you want to keep following but don’t have a profile yourself.

Thanks for following along on this insane journey for nearly SIX YEARS!  You all are amazing.  Keep being awesome and know that I will be forever grateful for your love, support, and friendship.

Eternally Yours,

Chapter 5.18

Violet experiences acting!

When I got back from vacation I decided to take some time to catch up with Lucifer.

Unfortunately, I’m getting more and more famous which means nothing is sacred anymore.  Even alone time with my friend isn’t private.  I know it’s the paparazzi’s job or whatever but seriously, give it a break.

I guess I can’t blame them,.  I am looking spectacularly good these days.  So good, in fact, that I’ve been asked to star in some TV shows!

TV is a weird business.  The show I’m on is some medical drama but the studio is huge.  I was in hair and makeup and this, I don’t know…critter??? shows up to hangout.  I mean, it’s a dude in a costume but like, take off your mask?  Like I said, it’s weird.

Anyway, I got done with hair and makeup and didn’t even recognize myself!  Like, damn, I look good as a blonde!  I wandered the set a bit and chatted with some of my co-stars.  We practiced some lines and I beefed up my acting a bit.

While I was wandering though, I saw this drop dead gorgeous dude.  Literally the star of the show.

I lucked out…we even got a kissing scene!

We had one in the show but then I dunno what happened.  We had a kissing scene back at my house, too.  Whatever, he’s cute!

Oddly enough, my performance on General Anatomy was good enough to be nominated for a Sim Actor’s Guild award!  I had no idea that was even possible for a little newbie like me.  Yet here I was with the big wigs hanging out at an awards show!

Someone I wasn’t expecting to see at the show?  My ex: Chip Worthington.  He was up for some super huge award so he was seated away from me but we got to talking anyway.  It wasn’t awful.  He was pretty nice to me for not calling me for…months.

Well he won his award.

I won, too!  I didn’t have a speech and I’m not sure what I actually said but either way I went home with a win at the end of the night.

Ok, well I went home with a win the next morning at least.

Chapter 5.17

Violet gets tired of winter and heads for sunnier shores!

Note from SweetPoyzin: Violet is coming through loud and clear these days.  Enjoy her thoughts on Sulani!

I know it’s hard to tell, but that stuff that looks like stars in the sky?  Snow.  In freaking April!  I know I wanted seasons when I left Oasis Springs but damn.  This is too much.

As soon as I saw the snow, I packed myself a BLT for lunch and was in the car.  I needed some warmer weather and I just wasn’t going to wait for Mother Nature to unfuck herself.  I found a beach on the map and was off.

It took a good four hours to arrive but I finally made it to the beaches of Sulani.  Not a moment too soon either.  I was getting seriously stir crazy in with the endless winter.  The weather was superb and the beach was just lovely.  The ocean though was stunning.  I was in love.  If I didn’t enjoy seasonal change so much, I’d move my butt to Sulani ASAP.

I found a random floatie on the beach and set off to sunbathe.  The paparazzi showed up before too long which was disappointing but I still had a good time regardless.

Unfortunately, it started to rain.  I took the opportunity to grab some goodies from the beach stand.  I really glad I brought my lunch because I only found a fire pit for cooking.  I might be creative but that was a bit much for my lazy beach day.

Speaking of creativity — I sandcastled my butt off!  Pretty proud of this little guy.  Do you have your exit buddy?

The rain finally ended and the cloud cover broke so I went to the island bar.  I met this dude who kept talking about mermaids.  I was intrigued but I don’t know how much I believe in that thing.  Of course, I used to be an imaginary friend and now I’m a witch so who am I to talk about what’s real or not?

People in this town just leave things everywhere!  I snagged this super cool Skidoo and tooled around the island for a few hours.  I’m gonna have to get me one of these and make beach life a bit of a habit!

I finished the day by just laying out on the pier and working on my tan.  This is the life.

Chapter 5.16

Violet tells us what it’s like being a celebrity.

Not gonna lie, being a celebrity has some perks.

I’d been getting offers to create video content and stream my every day life online and it was lucrative for doing so very little.  I decided to makeover the kitchen to vibe more with my aesthetic.

And I threw in a little bit extra so I could get a makeover too.  People see me now so I need to be gorgeous all the time.  Which is weird because I’m probably the least vapid person ever.  Some days I’m not even sure I look in the mirror.

I get fan letters on the daily.  So far they have all been super nice so that’s cool.  I’m just waiting for the day that I get a shitty letter.  That’s how you know you’ve made it — when you piss someone off.

Oh, and about people seeing me all. the. time.  I have paparazzi now.  On my front lawn.  Thinking about having a fence put in soon.  Or maybe I’ll move?  I dunno.  I don’t mind them so much but I can see this getting old after a bit.

And can we also talk fans for a minute?  I was legit taking Lox to the vet because he was really, really sick and this dude was literally freaking out in the lobby of the vet clinic until I signed a photo for him.  Be kind, folks.  Sometimes even your favorite celebs have some real shit happening for them.  Give us space.

And one more weird thing.  I keep getting setup on blind dates.  Friends of friends will call me and be all like “Oh, I’ve got this really good friend and they are so into you and will you go out with him?”

I mean, I could say no, but I’m not tied down or anything right now so I tend to go if I’ve got nothing else to do.  But man, some of these dudes are weirdos.  Like hardcore bonafide crackpots.

So this dude, he’s like a mean loner who hates kids.  And he talked about those issues all damn night!  It’s not great first date conversation!  Also, don’t dress like that when you are a balding, middle-aged grump.  I’m not a judgey person but damn.

But bad choices were made after several drinks regardless of his weird style and strange conversation habits.

I’m not sure I’ll ever get used to being so popular.  And it’s really bad when I hangout with Lucifer because he’s tons more famous that I am.

I need to chill on the bad choices, ya’ll.

Chapter 5.15

Violet finally connects with her family again after many long years…

Note from SweetPoyzin: Violet’s back and she’s been talking to me again so (for today at least) we’re back in Violet’s voice!  And uh it’s the Christmas chapter I meant to write 8 months ago…

Hey all!  Sorry I disappeared for a bit.  I needed to get my life in order I guess.  Apparently that meant selling my house in Oasis Springs and moving to Willow Creek.  My house here is smaller (by more than I care to admit) but the place is gorgeous and it was so worth the extra cash for the location.  Oh, and I actually get winter now instead of endless hot summer nights.  I just couldn’t get used to sweating balls on Christmas morning.

And speaking of Christmas…I’ve been getting the house ready for a big family party.  Yes, that’s right.  I invited the whole fam damily over for the holidays.  It’s not like it will be weird.  I mean, it’s only been about 5 years since I spoke to my mom and stepdad.  What could possibly be weird about any of this.

Lucifer had finished his tour by mid-December and he dropped in to see the new digs and help me get the decorations up.  He didn’t push the “settling down” talk this time and for that I was grateful.  It’not that I was opposed to a serious relationship with Luce but I definitely wasn’t ready for it yet.  Even things with Chip had cooled.  I just needed to figure out me for a bit.  The relationship with Chip did have its perks though.  Being connected to a notable 5-Star Celebrity was no joke and now I’m a celeb in my own right.  But that’s drama for another day.  Right now…the family’s coming.

I remember Christmases when I was a kid being a big “to do” with fancy meals and the decorations everywhere.  It was something really special.  I wanted to try to do the same thing but I’m not in the same category as my mom and grandma.  I managed to whip up a pie and a roast but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t praying that they were edible.  I just wasn’t entirely sure and the last thing I wanted was to welcome everyone into my home and then give them food poisoning.

Before I knew it (and before I was ready) the doorbell was ringing.  It was literally everyone in my whole family.  Mom, Dad, Alice Bee and her husband Xantus, Hadley, and Lucifer came as well.  He is technically my sister’s brother-in-law so family.  The whole fam damily for better or worse.

Turns out my sister brought a surprise guest as well.  Little Kacie Cohen was going to make me an auntie very, very soon!

While everyone gathered for dinner, I dropped a few presents under the tree.  Lucifer probably didn’t expect anything from me me but it was his gift of a house that allowed me to move to such a wonderful area and invite all my family over for the holiday.  It wasn’t much but he is special to me after all.

Anyway, we all finally made it to the table.  Well, that’s a lie.  Mom was doing laundry because…well, Mom.  She eventually grabbed some food but ate it while she vacuumed my office.  I don’t think it was personal.  I think it was just something to do.  When you haven’t seen someone in years and you have so much to discuss where do you even start?

However it worked out, everyone ate and nobody died.  Win-win for me!

Mom and I finally did talk.  Not because we spontaneously connected but because Lucifer dragged my mom over to chat with me and then he may have held her there with force.  Either way, Mom and I finally started talking and once we started, it was like no time had ever passed.  We talked for hours that night and so much space closed between us.  As annoying as the boy can be, I’m glad Luce was there.

Mom and I talked so much, we almost missed Santa!  I was a little shocked that Santa actually came down my chimney, especially since there was a fire going in the fireplace but I took it in stride.

I asked Santa for a gift and he gave me something I didn’t expect.  It was an empty box.  I must have been puzzled  because he told me that the box did have a present in it but it was up to me to figure out what it was.  I’m not sure if Santa came down my chimney or if the old folks home was missing a resident.  I just thanked the old man and went about the rest of my night.

My family continued to chat and laugh as if no time had passed at all.  We had so much to catch up on!  Mom and Dad had retired to the beach.  Hadley was, well, still Hadley.  She was still paying her bills using random men’s wallets and living life in the fast lane.  Alice Bee was just Alice now and she ran the world famous portrait studio ABC Photos.  Lucifer was always on the road with his rock band.  I was just…floundering?  I dunno.  It just felt weird that everyone was doing do well and I was just spinning my wheels and going nowhere fast or at all really.

Anyway, the night finally ended and everyone headed home.  Lucifer was nice enough to start helping me clean up since it was going to be a doozy of a day tomorrow.  Turns out that’s the part you miss as a kid because the adults do all the hard work while you play with your new Christmas presents.

I still don’t know what Santa put in that box.

Eternally Yours: An Update

SweetPoyzin gets emotional in this update on the future of the blog.

We need to talk about Eternally Yours.

Many of you know Marj (BabayJ) passed away on June 10, 2019.  She was my biggest fan, not only here, but on my personal blog, too.  I knew she was going to comment on every post, every time.  She loved this story.  When she got sick I wrote a bunch of chapters in hopes that somehow that would make things better.  This was completely irrational and weird but I didn’t realize how important Marj was to me.  I’d never met her in person but somehow she’d become a second mother to me and I wasn’t prepared to deal with my feelings so close on the heels of losing my own mother in September.

After Marj died I couldn’t imagine ever writing this story again.

However, after some thought I’m pretty sure that Marj would be hella pissed if this story died with her.  Out of all of my readers, fans, followers, and lurkers, Marj would have wanted this story to get an end more than anyone.

As we speak I’m uploading 136 screenshots of Violet’s adventures over the holiday weekend.  I had a previous plot in my head but given the current political and social climate, I’m scrapping the shit out of that one.  It was too dark and too close to current events.  I’d written that out long before the 2016 election and because I’m slow and lazy (or is it very, very busy?) things have come to pass that I just don’t want to see here in my my escape from real life.

Instead, Violet is on her own right now with ZERO oversight from the author of this blog.  I’d like to tell you what’s going on but you’ll just have to wait.  Suffice it to say — she’s never boring.

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Chapter 5.14

In which Violet fan-girls a lot, argues with Grim, and snuggles a cat.

Note from SweetPoyzin: Um.  So I loved writing like this and even if you all hated it I think I’m sticking with this style for a bit.  It was so freeing and I actually enjoyed updating for once.  Love you all but sorry not sorry.

Previously on Eternally Yours…Violet renovated and upgraded her house and began the steady slide to Crazy Cat Lady.

Now on to today’s episode…

Violet needed to get out of the house so she went to the talent showcase at the nightclub in Del Sol Valley.

Tons of celebs showed up and there was much fan-girling.

Next up was the Humor and Hijinks festival where Violet worked on her comedy skill.  She was mediocre at best.  Poor girl.

But then there was more fan-girling so it didn’t matter.

Later in the week Violet went to the gym in Willow Creek that I overhauled because I got Fitness Stuff.

She attended an outdoor yoga class which maybe wasn’t the best choice.  Outdoor yoga in winter is cold.

Naturally, someone froze to death and Grim showed up.  Violet did her best to reason with Grim but to no avail.  The rando died and everyone spent the rest of yoga class mourning and complaining about the cold.

Violet opted for a coffee which she had to make herself because the cafe attendant was too busy crying.

After all that, she went inside and got a very expensive massage that was well worth the cost.

She headed home from all the excitement and learned a Crazy Cat Lady’s work is never done.  Lox had developed some sort of radioactive reindeer disease.

It was off to Brindleton Bay to see the vet and get a cone of shame that only cost $80 instead of $700.  Sorry, Lox, but all the money went into the house reno.  Violet should probably look into getting a job.

At least he’s cute.

Oh, and Chip keeps showing up so there’s that.

Chapter 5.13

Enjoy today’s summary chapter of Eternally Yours. Let me know if you like the new format!

Note from SweetPoyzin: Alright.  As stated previously, I’ve lost the writing spark.  That said, I still adore Violet and Eternally Yours and I play that save pretty regularly and I take pictures with the intention of writing.  Violet, however, is quiet and she’s not giving me much direction.  I’m going to keep writing about her adventures but these next couple of chapters are more of a summary of silliness while I wait for Violet’s voice to return.

Previously on Eternally Yours…Violet met an adorable man named Chip who might have nefarious plans for Violet.  Then Violet hopped into bed with Lucifer only to dump him after he bought her a house.  *awkward* 

Now on to today’s episode…

Violet sold the house Lucifer bought her and used the money to make some much needed renovations on her house.  She added a second level, expanded her kitchen and living room, got some fancy new windows and doors, and fenced in her garden because Vampires are assholes.

Violet also added a glass-roofed deck off her new kitchen with plans to host many a garden party once the long winter is over.  It’s super lovely when the sun starts setting.

After renovating, Violet took to the upgrades.  The lint-free upgrade is a must because she spent too much money on this damn house to burn it to the ground with laundry.  She’s also got the Renaissance Sim lifetime wish so she’s got to hit Level 8 in 6 different skills so what better way to do it.

It was good timing on the expansion too because…

Sox was apparently knocked up by Lox.

Paternity testing not required.

Violet is basically becoming a crazy cat lady and I am 100% ok with this.

Can You Help Nonsimsical?

Let’s move mountains for Dani and her family!

Hey, lovelies!

I need your help.  Well, not me specifically, but a wonderful friend on mine who also happens to be a long-time simmer.  You may know her as Nonsimsical on Tumblr.  I know her as Dani.  She and her family are desperately trying to leave a very toxic situation and they need the help of this amazing community.

What’s scary is that this could be any of us.  I’ve seen the Sims community do amazing things for each other over the years.  I’d love to see us make this happen for Dani’s family.

Here’s her story:

We’re asking for your continued support and help in raising money so that we can move into a new place so that we can leave this toxic environment altogether and move to somewhere where we can feel safe and secure and raise our children in a clean and loving environment not filled with anxiety, stress, tears and angst! We previously raised $824 and $310 of that went towards preventing water shut off. We have $514 left to go towards first months rent, but we are needing your help in raising the money for a deposit and pet deposit. We are meeting with the manager of the new place, hopefully soon, as soon as he can break away from renovations on the home we applied for. Once I know how much for certain rent will be I’ll be able to update you guys on the full amount. As of right now, we know that the depost will be $1,000 and the pet deposit is $250. Again, the $514 we currently have will go towards first months rent and once I have a number I can update the difference. Housing goes fast as there’s not many places available anymore. We don’t want to pass by on this offer because the shady realtor and homeowner are giving us more time to move. We understand they want us out of the home and they want us out asap.

The Simblr community has been a solid rock for me the past 7 years and I have seen you guys do so many amazing and wonderful things when we all come together! I really need that support right now for my family!! Anything is helpful. Liking, sharing, donating! ❤ We can never pay you back, but we can and WILL pay it forward! Please, help our family leave the toxicity behind and move towards something that promises a better future for us!

With much love, hope and appreciation ❤
Dani, Chris, Hunter, Scout, Ash and Luna!

You can read more and donate to her fundraiser here.  Please message me if you have questions, need more information, or would like to know other ways to donate to Dani.

Why I Won’t Drop It: Holding EA and the GameChangers Accountable

We need to hold EA, the Sims community, and each other accountable in our words and actions.

Yesterday I posted on several channels wanting answers from EA about the issues surrounding DylanSimz, the GameChanger program, and a path forward.

Apparently, I touched a nerve. I was told I was being mean. I was blocked by several people. Based on the amount of angry messages I got today through various channels, people are confused by my stance on the EA GameChanger program and the situation with DylanSimz in general.

Allow me to explain. Grab some snacks, this is a long one.

I don’t want the EA GameChanger program dismantled. I understand it’s purpose. Marketing is expensive and this is a fantastic way for EA to obtain free marketing while promoting content creators. EA can keep it’s program, that’s the least of my problems.

I don’t need every single detail about what happened to the minors DylanSimz allegedly had contact with. I have enough information regarding what occurred. I wanted him out of the program and he is gone.

I wanted SimGuruKate removed and she was. I’m frustrated that she’s still part of EA but I am relieved that she will not be handling the GameChanger program so on that topic we are also square.

My main issue is: What is EA’s plan going forward? How are they going to protect our children? I want transparency and action in that matter.

I’m not asking for perfection or even an entire manifesto with every single step taken to this point. I want them to acknowledge they were wrong and that they’ve started towards a long-term solution.

I am indeed frustrated with the GameChangers. Their silence speaks volumes. Out of everyone in the community, THEY are the one who have the power to force EA to speak on this. PastelSims was the one who launched this entire process by releasing her YouTube video outing DylanSimz and the cover-up. We need more of that. We need to hold EA, the Sims community, and each other accountable in our words and actions.

I’m not letting this one go. If you feel the need to remove me from your list, that’s entirely your business. I’ve already lost dear friends because of it.

I’ve been part of this community since the beginning. 19 years now. I love this game and I love the people I’ve met because of it. I want to see it flourish and continue. But I won’t be quiet on this issue regardless of outcome. As someone who was groomed online by someone in power and was later sexually molested by that person, I will never stop fighting this fight until EA comes to this community with full transparency and a plan to prevent further harm to the children of the simmer community.

Thanks for your time. I know that was a read.

Kate aka SweetPoyzin